What a Week at Work!

June 28, 2008  |  Pissed Off, Rants, Work

It was a week from hell, full and hectic at work and outside of work, I’ll try to be brief about it but I am not sure it’s possible so I’ll summarize everyday in a few short sentences.

Sunday: Beginning of the week, it looked promising I felt it might be an okay week not too crowded nor too loose, so nothing much happened then.

Monday:  The day that the crowd began, it got crazy after my old manager came by to visit a bit, I blamed him for bringing the crowds hehe but it was still fun nonetheless I got to see him and hang out a tiny bit before he left.  He’s an awesome guy and I adore him! That afternoon things also got insane it was unbelieveable really.  So work was a pain.  Note: we started the week with only 5 Staff since 1 was on Annual Leave.

Tuesday:  The day where things were beginning to go downhill, our Asst. Manager got sick and was on leave, we were functioning on 4 staff only, and things were getting hectic.  I wasn’t able to scratch my head at all and starting to panic.  It was a day where I was not supposed to work an afternoon shift but instead of leaving at 3:30 I ended up leaving 2 hours later just after the doors opened up for customers.  It was shit crazy!

Wednesday: The day where all hell broke loose! We were down by 1 more staff who got sick and decided to take it off, I was screwed, instead of being only a Service Officer I was now a Service Officer, Relationship Officer, and Head Teller all in one.  Both morning and afternoon shifts, and I did not end up going home since I had a ton of work left as well! It was hell, I mean really!

Thursday:  Last day of the week, we were anticipating the 2 who were on sick leave to come back but none did and so we were functioning on 3 staff on the busiest day of the week, during salaries time so you can only imagine.  I was doing the Teller job, the relationship officer job, and the services officer job.  I got complaints from customers, I actually got mad at one who had the nerve to say “Where are the other two, why do you have 2 empty desks, just to show us that you have desks?!”  I replied “You have no right ask where the other two staff, you noticed the branch is functioning on 3 people and you will have to wait your turn.” He then went on saying that he was a “VIP Customer” and that this was not the tone to be spoken to, he then started saying junk stuff and I had the nerve to reply and say “Basically what you are insinuating is that I am sitting here and playing right?” Then he shuts up and I insist and reply “No go ahead and say it, I’m sitting and playing?” He goes on and says other junk stuff but I shut him up eventually since he ticked me off completely!  Granted I could’ve done it in a better manner but I reached a point where I was pressured by idiot customers, each complaining, each giving me insane requests and now this guy comes and tells me that I am not doing my job.  So he deserved it no matter what anyone says.  Anyways the day ended for me at 6pm rather than 3:30!

Next would be the weekend, and that requires a different post, therefore enjoy this one while the next is being prepared.  But you tell me what would you do if you were in my position?  Jump off the building or just drown yourself?

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  1. Damn you had one hell of a week thats for sure!! Well I hope you get to relax soon when more people start leaving for vacation before Ramadan!

  2. what a week! you need a holiday.

  3. No more posting about work, La3at chabdi min your job and I’m not even working it!

    Post about the wedding! Post about the fun you had!

  4. Allah e3eenich … they garra be paying you more than overtime, they should give you something for like ‘compensation for wasting my time’ :p

  5. Marzouq : When staff leave for vacation the ones left over are eating shit and hell.

    Big Pearls : True dat sista!!!

    Swair : LOL Le hal daraja? Hehe…

    Laialy_q8 : They ain’t hell they are giving me unpaid leave :(